About Cityteam Oakland
Cityteam Oakland is located in the heart of downtown. Our doors are open to the city's poor, homeless, and hopeless. Together the staff, volunteers, and donors of Cityteam Oakland are working towards an empowered, changed, and new city.
In Oakland, Cityteam is carrying on the work that the Oakland Peniel Mission began in 1897, providing hot meals, safe shelter, showers, and clean clothing to this city's homeless population. Cityteam in Oakland also has a wonderful, caring medical staff that provides medical attention for those in need. A recovery program is in place for men that are on a road of destruction from drugs and alcohol. Our community outreach comes alongside low income families in Oakland struggling to make ends meet. Our Learning Center is bridging the gap in education, equipping those we serve to succeed in life.
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We are honored to introduce you to Angela Teixeira, our new Cityteam Oakland, City Director. She is certified by the State of California as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and has dedicated the last ten years of her life to helping others. She has experience in anger management, domestic violence, trauma recovery and adolescent addiction. Two years ago, Angela developed and managed Cityteam’s internship program for graduates to assist in case management for our recovery programs across the nation and other professional roles within the organization. You’ll find that Angela has a deep understanding of addiction and homelessness, and a passion to help men and women transform their lives – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually in a Christ-Centered Biblical way.
Angela was born in Oakland and has a deep commitment to continue the long legacy of Cityteam’s programs to help those that suffer from hunger, poverty, homelessness, violence, abandonment and addiction. At the young age of eleven, Angela personally experienced homelessness on the streets of Oakland, when her parents lost their home. For many years, Angela grew up in poverty and then fell into her own years of addiction. With the help of Cityteam’s House of Grace recovery program, Angela graduated in 2006. Today, she speaks openly of how God transformed her life and she provides hope and inspiration to others seeking that same freedom from addiction and healing.
We encourage you to meet Angela in the near future and personally hear how God has prepared her for this new role as City Director and her heart to help those in Oakland. This coming year with the help of community partners and churches, Angela hopes to expand our programs to help women and youth. Below you’ll find Angela’s personal contact information. She would enjoy having a cup of coffee with you and discussing the serious issues that Oakland faces and how we can collaborate together to bring Christ’s love to the hurting.
She grew up in a middle class family. She played in their big backyard almost every day with her friends. This happy little girl was never short of food, clothing or love. Then, as a teen, Elaine's life took a turn she never expected. She met a boy, became pregnant and had her first child — a son. The boyfriend left her to struggle alone as a single mother. Elaine worked hard to provide a home, food and loving care for her baby. A few years later, she met and married a man who was much like her father — energetic, caring and hardworking. Together they had a second child — another son.